South GA Woman Scammed Out of Thousands

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Deputies said a Thomas County woman attempted to purchase a vehicle via the internet and wrote a check for 25,000 dollars to insure the down payment on the car.

Deputies said the woman was to pay the remainder when the vehicle was received but she never got the vehicle or her money back.

Deputies said this is only one of the scams reported this week.

"I've had several this week. I don't know why this time of year; I don't know if it's because people are coming into their tax returns and they have a little extra money," said Thomas County PIO Captain Steve Jones.

Deputies said three scams were reported this week and they expect more people to come forward with similar complaints.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2011 at 05:52 PM
    it's amazing how people are so trusting to the internet. So many warnings are posted about scams like this one. i have bought and sold on the internet and it's easy to identify a scammer. I only deal with samll purchases that have payment by internet. But to invest this amount of money on an internet purchase is insane. Put a small deposit and go in person to buy such an item. She won't do it again I would bet.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    nobody, The problem with your comment is that it wasn't us, it was her. Scam artists try hard, but a little common sense and you don't have to worry about being scammed. It doesn't make me smart, it just make her lack of common sense a concern. Maybe this is a sign of early Alzheimer?
  • by IM4FSU Location: Tallahassee on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    nobody Location: thomasville on Mar 12, 2011 at 06:21 AM
    Please have some coffee and try again.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2011 at 09:48 AM
    The article does not say what kind of vehicle it was. For all we know it could have been a Lamborghini Reventon. Talking about purchasing any vehicle for less than $25,000 does nothing but show your ignorance. Unless we know what vehicle it was we do not know what the value is. If it was a 1.6 million dollar Lamborghini, then the $25,000 doesn't seem so much.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 12, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    Nobody in Thomasville**** you missed spelling class all the time !!Yes
  • by nobody Location: thomasville on Mar 12, 2011 at 03:21 AM
    more people like those that comented about how dump need to really think about the lady and how easy it could be you scam artist are very slick:Know someone that got a money order for his things and found out later by his bank the after deposited moneyorder was not good bank will not do any thing about it.and the scam artist has the stuff and the guy is out money and his stuff.this world is so cruel
  • by Human on Mar 11, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    WOW! For $25,000 i could pay cash for a brand new Honda Civic and have money left over to build a garage for it. What's that old saying? "A fool and their money are soon parted". If that was somebody in my family i would send them to rehab................
  • by J Location: Wakulla on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:14 PM
    MORON! Sounds like she deserves to lose that money.
  • by concerned on Mar 11, 2011 at 03:27 PM
    what kid of car you put 25,000 down on? How much did the car cost? How stupid of you , you knew better than to do something like that on the internet. HOW STUPID!!
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